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Chester County Press

The healing power of touch

11/13/2015 12:37PM ● By Richard Gaw

By Steven Hoffman
Staff Writer

If you haven't had a spa treatment at Nicholas Anthony Salon and Day Spa, you will want to experience it yourself!

And once you do, you will want to share the experience with your friends and family.

Anthony DiFrancesco, owner of the salon and day spa located in the Willowdale Town Center in Kennett Square, has hand-selected a dream team of spa therapists to work in tandem with his talented salon staff—a staff that has a well-earned reputation as a leader in the fashion forward industry. By doing so, DiFrancesco has formed a complete salon and spa team that meets the client's beauty and now wellness needs from head to toe and beyond to include the human energy field.

"Our goal, explained DiFrancesco, is to provide the most caring and accomplished team of professionals in the beauty industry. Our philosophy is to truly listen to our clients needs, earn their trust and to provide a relaxing experience while enhancing the individual beauty of each and every client."

DiFrancesco's spa team includes a massage therapist and three estheticians. Nicole Cutrona has been a key member of the team for 13 years and has a strong following of loyal clients. Nicole specializes in speed waxing and is a Dermalogica Expert in facials and body treatments. She enjoys the relationship she has with her clients and states that these relationships deepened over the years as she shares in their joys and sorrows. "It's all in the little extras and the special care we provide here at Nicholas Anthony that our clients appreciate and has earned us their trust and patronage," she explained. Nicole also said, "It's our goal to go above and beyond. We provide state-of-the-art treatments and products, but we are different because we know the value of touch. Many spas are using equipment to provide such services, but we feel we can provide the same benefits and excellent results on a more personal level using the healing power of touch."

Miss Parker has been a massage therapist for over six years and states "I was born for this work, and I knew it when I was just 7 years old!" Parker's enthusiasm shows in her appreciation of working for DiFrancesco and the team he has created. "I am so thankful to work in a team where the emphasis is placed on the healing powers of human touch and the care we take with our clientele," she said. “We work well together because we all care about the well-being of our clients and the staff as a whole."

Miss Parker specializes in sports massage, therapeutic massage and aromatherapy. "It's through our desire and pure intention and the clients' desire to heal that the best results can be realized," she said. “Most of our clients work hard at being healthy, eating right, exercising and detoxifying their bodies, we assist by the natural healing treatments we offer here."

Becki Cunane came on board as an esthetician earlier this year. Becki went through five interviews before landing the job of her dreams. "I knew working here was worth the intense process and I am honored to be part of the team,” stated Becki. She enjoys designing the perfect brow and doing corrective and rejuvenating facials. "It's wonderful to be part of a team that truly cares about each other and our clients," she added. “Working for Anthony is easy. He is eager to hear our ideas and is very involved with the staff. I am thankful to be working within a team that likes to share and encourages one another to be the best they can be."

Kathleen McCummings may be the newest member to the spa team, but she comes with over 23 years experience. Kathleen recently relocated back to Chester County and knew she wanted to work at Nicholas Anthony Salon and Day Spa.

"I've know Anthony since we were in our 20's having been a model and make-up artist for many hair shows then,” she explained. “Anthony is an amazing leader! He is extremely creative in his craft, and he has a good head for business. It's rare that a person has both the creative edge and the business sense, but Anthony has both."

Kathleen's esthetic career began in Seattle, Washington, where she was a resident for 25 years. In 1991, Gene Juarez Salons & Spas, one of the largest salon and spa corporations in the nation hired Kathleen as a make-up artist. Within one year, Kathleen was promoted to Esthetic Educator and lastly Director of Esthetics, where she hired and trained over 70 estheticians into the company.

In 2003, Kathleen opened her own business, Sacred Source Healing Arts, which was selected as "Seattle's Best Local Business" in the Healing Arts category. McCummings specializes in holistic skin care and vibrational healing therapies. Vibrational therapy or energy work is performed by a certified therapist to work with the subtle energy field which surrounds and permeates the physical body. This type of therapy aligns the chakras, clears the meridians and restores the body back into balance to facilitate it's own innate healing capabilities. Kathleen integrates energy work into her skin care treatments or it can be a stand alone service as well. Kathleen is a master esthetician, esthetic instructor and is certified in Reconnective Healing, Pranic Healing, Pranic Crystal Healing and Facial Reflexology.

"We are excited to begin offering healing and vibrational/energy treatments here at Nicholas Anthony's," stated DiFrancesco. "The new services will be added to our spa menu in the coming new year. "We are currently looking for the perfect organic skin care line to accompany the integrated services that Kathleen is certified in."

DiFrancesco added, "We also plan to host some fun and creative events in the near future, like client appreciation night and happy hour spa events. Our goal is to continue providing excellent service and to keep growing and expanding our knowledge, services and standing in the community."

Nicholas Anthony Salon and Day Spa

696 Unionville Road

Kennett Square, PA  19348

(610) 444-7222

Hours of Operation:

Monday 9 to 3

Tuesday -Thursday 8:30 to 8:30

Friday 9 to 5

Saturday 9 to 3